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Windows 7: Accidentally lost My Documents folder on Windows 7

15 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 
Accidentally lost My Documents folder on Windows 7

Okay I'll explain what happened.
I have two drives okay, an SSD for the OS and a HDD for everything else. I have moved everything that isn't needed on the SSD to the HDD.
Now, I created a users folder on the HDD, to hold all the Desktop and Download folders and such so they don't clog up the SSD.

However, in one particular case I had to have my My Documents folder on the SSD.
So I attempted to move it back on the users folder that was on the SSD, but the My Documents folder completely replaced my User folder on the SSD (which was Michael). So then I had a users folder named My Documents instead of Michael. I managed to SOMEHOW move a folder that was supposedly My Documents back over to the HDD, but all my things still get redirected to the users folder on the SSD that was replaced by my Documents.

My question is, how to I restore my original My Documents folder (or create a new one...?) and stop things getting redirected to the users folder?

Sorry for the long text, hope it wasn't too much.

Fast and detailed help would be greatly appreciated

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15 Aug 2012   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Give this tutorial a look and see if that solves your problem.
User Folders - Change Default Location Let us know.
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15 Aug 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Petrou, and welcome to Seven Forums.

In addition, OPTION TWO in the tutorial below can help show you how to restore the default folder and location.

User Folders - Restore Default Location

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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15 Aug 2012   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If these folders could be covered by the methods above,
I might not loss some pictures serveral weeks ago.
Will have a try next time...
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16 Aug 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Option two of Restore Default Location worked like a charm!

Got a new Documents folder, then I moved it to the HDD with all the other users folders.

Thanks a heap for linking the tutorials guys, I was considering making an entirely new user just to fix it. It was annoying me THAT much.
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16 Aug 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Petrou. I'm glad that we could help.
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